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I Correspondence. [In no case are we responsible for the opinions expressed in this coluinn.1 To the Editor of the WEEKLY NEWS.
CONWAY SCHOOL BOARD. SIR,-Canon Rees has at last revealed himself as the deus ex machina (" the power behind the machine") in respect of the agitation against the School Board. That he was the man at the bottom of all this paltry pother, has all along been suspected his letter in your last issue, proved it beyond a doubt. The agitation against the School Board in Conway, has always seemed to me to be a very forced and artificially stimulated business, and I have been amazed at the easy way in which the generally sturdy and Liberal electors ot the good old town, have been cajoled and terrified by the bug-bear of an extra burden on the rates," as persistently and unscrupulously dangled before their eyes, for purely party and sectarian purposes, by the supporters of the Church Schools, into sending men to the Council, ostensibly to do away with the School Board, but really and truly nominated with the object of securing a Tory majority. This is the plain truth,—The Tories have taken advantage of the School Board Ghpst to frighten the electors into returning Tory Can- didates to the Council. I wish to ask the electors of Liberal Conway, whether they wish the education of their children to remain entirely in the hands of Churchmen and Tories ? If they do, then—by electing opponents of the School Board,—they are going the very best way about to secure that end, and also to perpetuate Tory ascendency on the Council. But if, on the other hand, they prefer that their children should be educated (quite as well, if not better) under conditions which will not force them under the influence of Church and Tory managers, they must make up their minds to adopt the only way to achieve that end, and that is by establish- ing a School Board. Of course that does mean an extra rate but is not the object worth the price ? Look how hard the Church people are fighting against the School Board Why ? Be- cause the establishment of a School Board (or rather, of Board Schools) means the loss of one of their most patent means of recruiting the Church and the Tory party in the Borough. Who are the leaders of the opposition to the School Board ? Tories every one of them, and most (if not all) of them Churchmen. They are fighting for their own interests, and not for the interests of the ratepayers. But why should the people of Conway, more than the people of other towns, be afraid to pay a School Board rate ? Are they less intelligent than other people less alive to the true interests of their children! I know many Liberal electors have voted for Tory candidates, simply because it has been put to them that they would thereby do away with the School Board, and so save their own pockets. But, apart from the loss of control over the education of their children thus brought about, are they sure that they will save their own pockets in the long run ? I am sure they will not, for every month of Church and Tory supremacy on the Council, will cost them heavily in many ways. Therefore, let the electors of Conway act like the men they really are, and refuse to be frightened into supporting the Church and Tory party by the danger of a School Board rate. I admit that the present School Board has done nothing to benefit the ratepayers in the only way it can benefit them. But whose fault is it ? Con- sider what Party is in the majority. It is the Church and Tory Party, and it of course will do nothing in that direction. Put a Liberal and Nonconformist majority on the Board, and you will soon find the dominance of Church and Tory- ism with its back broken, and unsectarian teach- ing in our Schools. In his letter, Canon Rees says I sincerely trust that another resolution will be proposed between this and next March, in favour of abol- ishing the present School Board." What has Canon Rees got to do with it ? Of course the answer is plain he is, or was, one of the managers of the National (i.e., the Church) School, and he doesn't like the idea of sharing the loaves and fishes with the Schools proposed to be set up "by the people for the people." But I ask again what has Canon Rees got to do with the proceedings of the Council ? Is he the secret leader of the Church and Tory Party ? That would explain, though it would not justify his attempt to dictate (under the thin guise of a suggestion) the order of battle in Council with respect to this question. But, if Canon Rees is the real leader (" the guide, philosopher, and friend ") of the Church and Tory Party in Conway, why does he not step out of his lair, and seek the suffrages of the elector in a fight for a seat on the Council, where he would have the right to order (or, at any rate, to ask) his colleagues to do this or that ? As it is, being outside of the Council, I consider his meddling with Council procedure an impertin- ence. He proposes to keep the Council contin- ually "on the trot" passing resolutions and rescinding them and, like a cheap lawyer, gives them advice "free, gratis, for nothink," how to do it. We hear a great deal in these days," he says further on, about the voice of the people, and that the voice of the people must prevail. I am not inclined to quarrel with this doctrine." Since when has Canon Rees not been "inclined to quarrel with this doctrine ? Clearly, from his own letter, since the time when the Church and Tory Party-by a fluke,—got a majority on the Council. Will Canon Rees admit that when the Liberal majority on the Council decided to go in for a School Board, the voice of the majority was the voice of the people ? If he does not, then he cannot describe that the present Tory majority utters the voice of the people either. But if he does admit that the Liberal majority repre- sented "the voice of the people" at the time, what becomes of his assertion that he is not dis- posed to quarrel with the doctrine that "the voice of the people must prevail ? He quarrelled with it at that time, to a fine tune. Oh no "the voice of the people" to Canon Rees means simply and solely the voice of the people" when it is voiced by a chance Church and Tory majority in favour of the interests of Church and Tory Schools. Canon Rees concludes his letter thus Allow me one personal word in conclusion and I hope it may be my last on this subject. The newly- elected Councillor, Mr Morris Jones, was quite right in saying that I take an interest in this question, and I am free to confess that I probably do so all the more because I have always consid- ered that it was largely owing to my own remiss- ness and want of wordly wisdom that the School Board was thrust upon the Parish of Conway. I expected, however, to receive more honourable treatment than I did both from the Education Department and from the Corporation, but I was disappointed and to no man is a monopoly of either wisdom or caution vouchsafed." I am amused by the sudden access of modesty which leads Canon Rees to admit remissness and want of wordly wisdom." To those who know Canon Rees, a charge of this kind, made against him, in this connection, by any other person than himself, would sound ridiculous, and I am not sure—when the Canon makes this soft impeachment 'against himself,—but what more hilarity than faith will be aroused in his readers. Canon Rees "remiss" in a matter affecting the National Schools The astute defender of those Schools as against the threatened Board Schools exhibiting a "want of worldly wisdom" The idea is absurd and incredible. The fact of the matter is, to put the matter plainly, Canon Rees is trying to use the Conway Town Council to promote the interests of the National School, under the pretence of trying to save the ratepayers of Conway from a School Board rate. If the Council submits to the dicta- tion of such an outsider, it will forfeit the respect of firm-minded men outside, and brand itself with m' the stigma of being led by a irresponsible and interested outsider. Yours etc., lORWERTH.
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THE COLWYN BAY RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION. SIR,-It must be interesting to the readers of your valuable paper, to note the success of this powerful organization, at the recent District Council Election. What a thing it is to have a Ratepayers' Association,-a truly representative body of the electors and what more opportune moment than the present to notice the enormous influence this Association of ours has over the Colwyn Bay Ward electorate Of course, we all know that this Association had the first choice of the talent and business capability of the Bay, and that they accordingly selected their nine candidates. Out of these nine, two only figured in the successful list, and it is very questionable whether their success can be attrib- uted to the fact of their being the Association's nominees the remaining seven together polled the magnificent sum of 641 votes, whereas two of the people's candidates, who headed the poll, and who, by the way, were rejected by the Rate- payers' Association, received the sum of 645 votes, i.e., more than the sum total of the unsuccessful seven,—Mr Thomas Parry alone, In fact, received as many votes as were recorded for five of these unsuccessful candidates. Can any of the readers of your paper suggest a wiser course of proceedure for the promoters of this truly representative organization to adopt in future ? Yours, &c., Colwyn Bay, 20 Dec., 1894. CYMRO. N. B.The figures referred-to are as follow Two People s Candidates Thomas Parry, 354; fohn Roberts, 291; total 645. The seven zinsuccessfitl: W. D. Fraser, 163; C. Jeffries, 124 F. Nunn, too; G. H. Rutter, 84; W. H. Roberts, 76 A. Horobin, 56; J. Mason, 38 total, 641. The five unsuccessful are the last-named five o the above "seven," and their figures total 354.
CONWAY LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY. SIR,-In your report of the above Society's meeting of the nth inst, I am reported as having said, inter alia, "that under the old system," etc. Permit me to point out that what I said was "under the present system," etc.; as I at the start stated that down to about the year 1650 the payment of Members of Parliament was in vogue. My apology for writing this, is that I have been brought to book by some persons as having said "old system." Yours faithfully, Lancaster Square, Conway. JOHN WILLIAMS.
THE BENEFIT CONCERT AT CONWAY. SIR,-In reading the report of the above concert in your last week's issue, I was astonished to filid that the name of our most promising young pianist (Miss Sally Edwards, Church St.) was excluded from the list of those that took part in accom- panying songs. I can assure you, sir, that her service was much appreciated; it might be stated —that—this young lady took the first prize of a silver medal at an Eisteddfod held at Colwyn Bay on St David's Day last; when Mr D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac., who officiated as Judge, in his adjudi- cation, gave a very pleasing remark as to her firmness, sureness, and delicacy of touch. I beg to congratulate Miss Sally on the way she is moving, which is by leaps and bounds, and also Mr William Allan, her careful and most patient Tutor,' who is so well known throughout the neighbourhood as being a thorough good musi- cian. Miss Edwards played with great effect the accompaniment of that beautiful song, AdainS Holy City," which was sung by Mr Pritchard, who was in splendid voice, and his spirited ren- dition of the piece was warmly applauded. I cannot very highly praise any good vocalist, who sings in our" Famous Town Hall," as they are under very great disadvantage, in view of the fact that the acoustic properties of the place are everything but good. It is very gratifying that the concert was a thorough success, the Hall being crowded with a very representative aud- ience, and I had, myself, a great deal of pleasure in being PRESENT. Conway, December 18th.
Conway and Llandudno Petty Sessions. LLANDUDNO, MONDAY, DECEMBER 17TH.— Before Henry Kneeshaw, Esq. (chairman); Dr Dalton; County-Alderman Elias Jones; Councillor Morris Jones, C.C.; and J. Allanson Picton, Esq. LICENSING-ACTS OFFENCES. Owen Edwards, Wyddfyd, was fined 10s and costs for being drunk at the King's Head, Llan- dudno, at 10.40 p.m. on November 17th; and John Midgeley (the licensee) was fined £1 and costs for permitting drunkenness on his premises, the conviction to be endorsed on the license.—Mr J' E. Humphreys (Llanrwst) prosecuted on behalf of the police, and Mr R. S. Chamberlain defended. —P.C Hughes (69) and P.S. Rees (I I) proved the case. Richard Roberts, Penrhynside, was fined 5s and costs for being drunk at the Washington Hotel, Craigydon, on November 24th; and Ernest Baker (the licensee) was fined 10s and costs for permitting drunkenness on his licensed premises- -Mr J. E. Humphreys (Llanrwst) prosecuted on behalf of the police, and Mr Thornton Jones (Bangor) defended.—P.S. Rees (11) and P.C. James (65) proved the case. John Williams, Back Madoc Street, Llandudno* was charged with being drunk at the Harrington Vaults, Llandudno, on November 24th, and George Frederick Moberley was charged with permitting drunkenness on his licensed premises. -Mr J. E. Humphreys (Llanrwst) prosecuted 00, behalf of the police, and Mr Thornton Jones (Bangor) defended.There was a conflict of evidence as to the nature of the liquor supplied to Williams. P.C. Hughes (69) maintained that it was beer but Moberley and his witnesses swore that it was only "lemon and dash," a mixture which Moberley stated to contain so small a proportion of beer as not to be intoxicating-- Williams's medical adviser (Dr Woodhouse), who had been consulted by him a few minutes afler the alleged offence, was called by the prosecution, and, after the defendant's solicitor had protested on the ground of privilege and public polteY, Dr Woodhouse gave evidence that he did not consider that he had been asked in his professional capacity, by the defendant Williams, whether he was drunk, and that the witness then told hit** that he was drunk,—The Bench eventually fine" Williams 5s and costs, and dismissed the charge against Moberley.
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